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Social Services: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 151173, tabled on 31 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the infection control fund on the care sector.

Answered on

19 April 2022

The Infection Control Fund and its successor, the Infection Control and Testing Fund, has provided over £2.2 billion to support care providers through the pandemic. No specific assessment of the Fund’s impact or lessons learned has been made. However, the Department of Health and Social Care works with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, local authorities and providers to review and improve how funding is delivered to the adult social care sector. Data for the first Infection Control Fund between May and October 2020 is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-infection-control-fund

Expenditure for subsequent funds will be published in due course.